Mons Meg is a medieval bombard which can be classed as a supergun, now located at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. A number of myths and legends have been created over the years regarding its origins, but it appears from the accounts of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy that it was made to his order around 1449 and sent as a gift 8 years later to King James II of Scotland, with other artillery supplies.
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... The 15th-century siege cannon known as Mons Meg is on display outside St ... Mons Meg was constructed in Flanders on the orders of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy in 1449, and was given by him to his niece's husband, King James II in 1457 ... On 3 July 1558, Mons Meg was fired in salute to the marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots, to the French dauphin François II ...
... For a while in its early days the Mons sat on a plain box without any wheels ... Evidently, when Mons Meg was removed from Edinburgh Castle in 1754, her carriage had long since rotted away ... In 1835, after the return of Mons Meg to Edinburgh Castle, the London-made carriage rotted away too and fabrication of a cast-iron replacement was undertaken ...
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